An Enlarged Stomach That Feels Full. Symptoms Of A Hepatoma?
Good morning, HealthReplies.com. I want to explain a little about my husband’s illness. My husband has been sick for 2 months. Initially we only went to a general practitioner and the doctor said only stomach acid. But almost 3 weeks of routine treatment, there was no change, the doctor also suggested an ultrasound. And the results of the ultrasound revealed that the husband’s gallbladder was slightly swollen, and the doctor was given antibiotics. But the husband did not recover, even getting weaker day after day. Because his condition was getting weaker, we took him to the hospital and was hospitalized. From the results of examinations at the hospital based on ultrasound and endoscopy, her husband had gastritis and the liver was swollen. The results of the SGOT and SPGT blood checks stated that it was higher than normal, but there was no hepatitis. R nAnd the initial diagnosis stated that my husband had a preparation and hepatoma. , it’s just that his stomach is bulging and he can’t eat much because his stomach is always full. Even doctors also suggest reducing drinking water to reduce water which is likely to make the stomach distended. R nI am too afraid, if my husband has a hepatoma. Do the doctors think that my husband has hepatoma, or is there any possibility of another disease? R nPlease answer because I am really confused. R nThank you
An enlarged and full stomach can be caused for many reasons. From the situation your husband is experiencing, if your husband has done an ultrasound and an endoscopy, the results of the examination are usually quite specific. By doing an endoscopy, you can see the immediate state of the organs in the body.
One of the causes that can cause a feeling of fullness and enlargement of the stomach is hepatoma. Hepatoma is a malignancy of the liver. Hepatoma usually often occurs in people who have a history of hepatitis, a history of alcohol consumption, heavy fatty liver. Hepatoma can cause an enlarged liver, so that it can cause the stomach to become large and feel bloated. In addition, an enlarged liver can also cause damages in liver cells so that blood flow is disrupted and can cause swelling in the stomach (ascites), and an increase in SGOT SGPT so that usually there can be discoloration of the skin and eyes turning yellow and BAK like tea-colored (brownish).
But if your husband does not have these symptoms and there are no risk factors for hepatoma, then the swelling of the liver may be due to other causes such as:
Heart failure, hemolytic anemia, TORCH infection, severe malaria, tuberculosis gallbladder blockage. Therefore, it is recommended that you discuss your husband's disease with the treating internal medicine specialist, so that the doctor can plan other tests to confirm the diagnosis. A biopsy may be needed to look directly at liver cells.
Here's an article you can read about hepatoma
may be useful. thank you